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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2138
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Probus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  276-282
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.70
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1002. W. S. Lincoln, 1928.
BIRBI-R2138.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Probus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed and wearing imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, facing l. Reverse: Roma, draped and helmeted, head facing l., seated in temple, holding Victory in r. and sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C PROBVS P F HVG (Imperator Caesar Probus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: ROMHE HETERNHE (To Everlasting Rome). In Exergue: RH

Bibliography:  RIC V 192 var.

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the R[A] in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Rome, though this is a slight deviation from the usual mintmarks that accompany this type (RΔ, RϚ, RZ, R*A, R*Δ).

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Probus
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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